Taught course

Systems Neuroscience

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in either a life science or mathematical/physical science.

Months of entry

September

Course content

It's widely recognised by modern neuroscience that taking a systems approach to exploring the brain is vital to understanding brain function. Systems neuroscience focuses on the interactions between neural structures in networks that give rise to sensori-motor control and information processing, and it’s these interactions that provide us with a foundation for understanding the relationship between brain structure and brain function in the context of the cognitive, perceptual and motor mechanisms that underpin behaviour.

To develop our understanding of this relationship we need to integrate experimental and theoretical approaches. That's why the MSc Systems Neuroscience course has been designed to provide you with interdisciplinary training in cutting-edge approaches to understanding how brain cells interact in networks to contribute to function and behaviour.

In addition to your taught modules, you’ll spend 17 weeks applying the knowledge you've gained throughout your masters to investigate a specific issue at the cutting-edge of cognitive neuroscience that’s linked to active research in the Department of Psychology, ready for a career in neuroscience, data science of further study to PhD or a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall grade of 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.0 in reading, speaking and listening.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
psypgt@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 6534